ETC-CCA – European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation

  • Date

    2011-2013; 2014-2018

  • Client

    EEA - European Environment Agency (framework contract)

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The European Topic Centre on Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and Adaptation (ETC/CCA) is a centre of thematic expertise contracted by EEA. Currently, ETC/CCA is a consortium of 14 partner organisations from EEA member countries, led by the Italian Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), which combines their research and information expertise in the area of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation (CCIVA) including: (1) harmonisation, quality check and exchange of data, (2) development of CCIVA indicators and mapping, (3) analyses and assessments supporting EU policy development and implementation, (4) elaboration of EEA integrated assessment reports, (5) capacity building. Within ETC-CCA Thetis provides its experience and capacity on coastal issues related to climate change vulnerability and adaptation, including relations between CCA and ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zone Management) and MSP (Maritime Spatial Plan) policies. Specific services include: (i) support to the development and implementation of Climate-ADAPT the EEA webplatform on CCIVA, (ii) elaboration, review and upload of Climate-ADAPT contents related to coastal and marine issues, (iii) analysis and integration of Climate-ADAPT case studies on adaptation, (iv) analysis of methods for assessing coastal vulnerability to climate change at the scale of Europe and Marine Regions, (v) contribution to the EEA coastal assessment report.

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